November 29, 2021

More fear than harm for Nikola Jokic | NBA

Everything was going well in the first half for the visiting Utah Nuggets. Nikola Jokic was starting to cook Rudy Gobert well with his shooting feints and near-circle power. In 15 minutes of play, the MVP was already at 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, all at 8/9 on shots!

But on an action by Rudy Gobert less than two minutes from halftime, Nikola Jokic collapses and writhes in pain on the baseline. In fact, the tricolor pivot and his Serbian counterpart collided, a knee-to-knee shock that left the “Joker” on the floor.

Fortunately more fear than harm. After being examined by the Nuggets’ medical team in the locker room, Nikola Jokic returned to the field during half-time. He was able to test his knee, put weight on it by pushing the physical trainer Felipe Eichenberger. In short, reassuring news for the reigning MVP who, as a precaution, remained on the bench for this second game in two nights.

“I don’t think it’s something too, too serious”Michael Malone said in the Denver Post. “I went to see him at halftime when he was warming up and he told me he felt his knee a little weak. And I told him he wouldn’t play again. I made this decision, it is not for him to make it. “

The Nuggets do not play again until Friday, against Dallas, which leaves time for Nikola Jokic to recover.

Nikola Jokic Percentage Rebounds
Season Team MJ Min Tirs 3pts LF Off Def Until Pd Fte Int Bp Ct Pts
2015-16 THE 80 22 51.2 33.3 81.1 2.3 4.7 7.0 2.4 2.6 1.0 1.3 0.6 10.0
2016-17 THE 73 28 57.8 32.4 82.5 2.9 6.9 9.8 4.9 2.9 0.8 2.3 0.8 16.7
2017-18 THE 75 33 49.9 39.6 85.0 2.6 8.1 10.7 6.1 2.8 1.2 2.8 0.8 18.5
2018-19 THE 80 31 51.1 30.7 82.1 2.9 8.0 10.8 7.3 2.9 1.4 3.1 0.7 20.1
2019-20 THE 73 32 52.8 31.4 81.7 2.3 7.5 9.7 7.0 3.0 1.2 3.1 0.6 20.0
2020-21 THE 72 35 56.6 38.8 86.8 2.9 8.0 10.8 8.3 2.7 1.3 3.1 0.7 26.4
2021-22 THE 2 34 65.9 37.5 66.7 3.5 11.0 14.5 4.5 3.5 2.5 4.5 0.5 29.5
Total 455 30 53.4 34.7 83.5 2.6 7.2 9.8 6.0 2.8 1.2 2.6 0.7 18.5